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COVID-19 response tools for governments

Resources to help government officials navigate the COVID-19 crisis.

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Response resources for US states

Six documents addressing the unique health and economic challenges posed by COVID-19 and offering examples of actions that governments have taken.

Reopening workplaces amid COVID-19: A collection of safety measures

A summary of methods that organizations are using to protect customers and employees from the coronavirus outbreak.

Public-health response tools

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COVID-19 case tracker

Epidemiological data on the pandemic, with global, country, and local views.
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Vulnerable populations dashboard

– McKinsey’s open-access dashboard looks at individuals with physical or behavioral health vulnerability and their risk for developing COVID-19.

Where to source personal protective equipment during the COVID-19 crisis

Lists of suppliers of personal protective equipment, with a global reach, to help leaders address critical shortages.
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The minimum viable nerve center for governments’ coronavirus response 

– The pandemic has forced governments to elevate their response strategies. McKinsey experts talk about setting up crisis nerve centers with the agility to mobilize resources, execute, and adjust.
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Crafting a better response structure for COVID-19

– Even the most capable crisis-management functions have proved inadequate in the face of COVID-19. Establishing a new crisis nerve center can help organizations improve their decision making while speeding execution.

Airway protection fact pack

A document meant to explore select questions around securing a sufficient supply of airway protection equipment, including N95 disposable respirators, surgical masks, and PAPRs.

Diagnostic technology fact pack

A high-level summary of COVID-19 testing technologies, with information on the supply landscape and possible ways to increase the supply of testing materials.

COVID-19 provider preparedness

Five action areas for providers to focus on: surge capacity, supply availability, workforce readiness, clinical operations process, and governance and coordination

COVID-19 critical supply list

Summarized fact base on the availability of medical supplies as related to needs posed by COVID-19.

COVID-19 essential drug list

Essential list for drugs currently being used for COVID-19 treatment and related symptom management.
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Economic Response Tools

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The economics of COVID-19: A look at possible scenarios for the next normal

– Although executives express uncertainty about how long the economy will take to recover from the COVID-19 crisis, they can begin to prepare their organizations for the “next normal.”
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Four priorities for supporting black Americans during and after COVID-19

– COVID-19’s disproportionate impact on black Americans has underscored persistent structural and systemic issues. Solutions during the recovery should target four areas.
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Mapping vulnerable US jobs

How COVID-19 shutdowns could affect workers in states and metro areas.
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Vulnerable US jobs by demographic group

Low-wage, minority, and younger workers are most likely to hold jobs at risk from COVID-19.
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Employment impact of COVID-19 across industries and occupations

Up to 57 million jobs are vulnerable, but demand has increased for some job categories.

Education Response Tools

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Reopening higher-education institutions amid COVID-19: Ten considerations for leaders

An overview of issues to consider when building strategies for returning to campus after COVID-19 closures.
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How schools can reopen during the COVID-19 crisis

– In this webinar, McKinsey experts discuss how to reopen schools around the globe safely and effectively.
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Perspectives for education systems

– Experts discuss how educators and school systems worldwide can move quickly to support remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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For small businesses

Programs supporting small-business owners during the COVID-19 crisis, plus guidelines on reopening.

For business leaders

Checklists, articles, and learning sessions to help executives navigate the COVID-19 crisis and the next normal.

For healthcare providers

Information on sourcing critical goods and materials for responding to COVID-19.

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